If you think a sewing machine is just a great sewing tool, you have not met the computer-controlled Singer Confidence 7470 sewing machine yet. Can you imagine 225 stitches, including simple, stretchy, alphanumeric and decorative stitch patterns in a single machine? Singer has always been known as a brand that helps people express themselves in a creative, albeit unexpected, way.
The Singer Confidence is no exception, but this model brings together the Ante for other brands. It has a quilt stitch that looks handmade, an alphabet that appears in the lower and upper cases, and temporary memory for up to 20 of the most commonly used characters, such as periods after monograms. Make “what you print, what you sew” with the many features of this model.
Features of the Singer Confidence 7470
Now you can personalize all types of projects by adding a name, phrase, or monogram to the alphabet built into the block style of this model. With just the touch of a button on the one-touch stitch selector, you’ll have stitches and optimal width and length settings yourself. And there’s no risk with its convenient automatic needle threader.
The coil system is just as “drop and sew” comfort. Insert the wound bobbin into the housing, pass the bobbin thread through the guide, and the machine will automatically pick up the bobbin thread. Even buttonhole sewing is automatic and a simple process in one step, with each side stitched in one direction for nicely balanced buttonholes.
Stitch length and width are also adjustable. Optimal settings for length and width are automatically adjusted as you select a stitch and even override it when you want to adjust a specific length and width. When tapered with zigzag stitches, the stitch will always taper to the left and not to the right or left to give you a smooth, clean look as you taper off or into a point.
Other handy automatic features of the 7470 are those for stapling and bonding. Decorate decorative stitches with a single press of four small stitches stitches, reinforcing the beginning and end of stitching with straight stitches to strengthen them and prevent any disentanglement. With any stitch you have the opportunity to make the width of 7 mm wider and more visible.
When a letter or stitch you just sewed has to be removed, simply move the cursor key through the 20 fields of the device’s built-in memory bank to store full names and simple sentences of 20 characters. The selection of stitches can be conveniently mirrored for decorative stitching, and stitches can also be stitched continuously or as a pattern.
In terms of needles, this model has a twin-needle electronic control that produces two parallel rows of stitches for a decorative touch, a programmable up and down selection while sewing and 13 needle positions for zipper, stitching and lacing (the bottom position is best suitable for the needle if you want to stop sewing while panning, quilting or applying.
As far as the buttons are concerned, this model has an exclusive underside designed for buttonhole sewing, “breaking in” the fabric between the foot and the bottom panel to create clean and streamlined buttonholes on multiple layers of fabric as well as stretchy and delicate fabrics. Non-traditional sizes of buttonholes can also be created with long endless sides with the three-step buttonhole of infinite length.
Another automatic feature of the Singer Confidence 7470 is the pressure control of the presser foot, which acts on textiles against the feed dogs of the machine. So you can sew lightweight jerseys as well as heavy denim without having to make adjustments. The additional height of the presser foot lifter offers more flexibility when there are voluminous fabrics of several layers under the presser foot.
And when talking about food dogs, they can be lowered by a knob for attaching buttons, monogram stitches and freehand embroidery. The boxing movement of these food dogs provides a perfect feeding, as the feed dogs remain in the same contact with the presser foot and the fabric. The automatic tensioning guarantees a uniform and stable sewing, regardless of the type of fabric.
The 7470’s spool system is dust-proof to prevent the thread from sticking as it floats over the hook, even when sewing gossamer or no fabric. In addition, the needle bar automatically detaches as the bobbin winds to make bobbin winding faster and more convenient. The electronic formation of stitches is digital to control step movements for perfectly shaped patterns each time.
By the way, if you forget patterns, your singer confidence will not. Just pick a pattern and override the length and width, and the machine will “notice” what you have changed. You can select a different pattern and return to the overridden pattern, and the settings will be retained as long as you do not turn off the power.
The Singer 7470 (learn more) LCD gives you a clear screen so you can see the stitch patterns, including stitch length and width, in perfect clarity and well lit with two long-lasting LED StayBright bulbs that will not overheat how long the machine runs. These lamps can give you 100,000 hours of bright light when sewing.
All of these features are rigidly supported by a metal frame that is designed to withstand high loads to hold all mechanisms in alignment for stepless sewing each time. To prove the longevity of the 7470, Singer has granted this model a 25-year (limited) warranty including electronics (five years) and working time (one year).
Sewing through multiple fabrics from six to eight layers is child’s play thanks to the Optimum Power control system, which acts as a sensor when extra speed is needed when sewing thick fabrics or changing their conditions. As far as your accessories are concerned, they can be stored on board to facilitate accessibility.
Our personal review of the Singer Confidence 7470
- The sewing area is big enough for working on larger projects.
- Workspace is well lit.
- The sewing machine is solidly constructed to handle the thickest fabrics.
- Stitch selection is easy.
- Drop-and-sew spool mechanism is handy.
- Wide range of beautification options.
- Quiet operation
- Detailed and easy to understand operating instructions.
- Coil plate is “transparent”.
- Automatic voltage function is very helpful.
- Excellent sewing machine for those who want many details such as embroidery or monograms in their projects.
- Machine weighs heavier than expected.
- The automatic threader may be difficult for some users.
- Size of embroidery stitches is small.
- Some customers thought the lighting could not provide adequate lighting.
- While the machine is compatible with a twin needle, it must be purchased separately as it is not part of the machine purchase.
Conclusion – ideal for beginner quilters
If you’re quilting a lot, consider the Singer Quantum Stylist Sewing Machine. It’s more expensive, but the extra investment is worth it if you often plan quilting.
For all other types of sewing, including clothing, home decor, upholstery, embroidery and monogram, consider the Singer Confidence sewing machine. It is a perfect beginner quilting machine because it is easy to use, inexpensive and comes with many great features.